Originally posted by cajungeo
For the silhouette matches, don't they shoot from 75 to 125 yds? That will take a lot of steam out of the 22 LR.
If you print that PDF of the targets, they go 40, 60, 77, 100 meters. A meter is a little more than a yard, so max distance is around 110 yards.
Here's the rules:
SMALLBORE RIFLE AND SMALLBORE HUNTING / RIFLE SILHOUETTE / NRA
Matches are shot with .22 Caliber rimfire rifles, from the standing position. Chickens at 40 meters, Pigs at 60 meters, Turkeys at 77 meters, and Rams at 100 meters. Each shooter is allowed 2.5 minutes to fire 5 shots at 5 targets. The target must be knocked off the stand to count as a hit. A match usually consists of 10 shots at each animal for a total of 40 shots.
We paced off distances today, not accurate but close enough and MAN are those rams hard to hit at 100 meters. It was gusting pretty bad, but great fun! We shot over 500 rounds of ammo in a couple hours - the targets held up ok at the longer distances since we only hit them a few times!
Here's a cool table I found of rimfire ballistics: